.lua

File Type Lua Source File IconLua Source File
File Format Standard
Usage Runs when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Source code written in Lua, a light-weight programming language designed for extending applications; can be compiled into a program using an ANSI C compiler.

LUA files may be used to customize certain applications, such as the World of Warcraft and Dawn of War video games. Also, Angry Birds, the popular mobile devices game, uses LUA files for game levels. However, these files are compiled LUA files and are not saved in plain text. Adobe uses Lua for programming the Lightroom user interface.

Important: "Lua" comes from the Portuguese word for moon.

Open With
Windows

IconAddon Studio for World of Warcraft

IconBlizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit

IconMicrosoft Notepad

macOS

IconGNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

IconBlizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit

IconRovio Mobile Angry Birds

Unix

IconGNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

IconGNU Emacs

IconVim

Updated September 25, 2015
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